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Why is one side of my nose is always stuffy everyday for a couple years now?

Why is one side of my nose is always stuffy everyday for a couple years now?

Stuffy nose: I am not sure why you have "stuffiness" on one side every day, however, there is erectile tissue in the nasal membranes similar to the erectile tissue in our sex organs. These tissues when stimulated can give you the sensation of stuffy nose, however it usually vacillates back and forth rather than staying put. You may need to see an ENT to determine if you have septal damage or deviation. ...Read more

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Had an allergy test which reports that I am not allergic to anything. However, my nose is always stuffy in my home and nowhere else. Was the test bad?

Had an allergy test which reports that I am not allergic to anything. However, my nose is always stuffy in my home and nowhere else. Was the test bad?

Vasomotor rhinitis?: It depends on what kind of allergy test was done. Skin tests in an allergist's office are the most accurate. These can even be negative though if antihistamines were taken or immunosuppressed for some reason. If your symptoms improve with dusting and mopping, then you may have a dust mite allergy. Vasomotor rhinitis feels like an allergic response, but isn't. There are chemical resp. Irritants ...Read more

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My nose is always stuffy an I always seem to have a cold even on sumers 3 years already (i work in a fish procesor so its always cold) what's wrong?

My nose is always stuffy an I always seem to have a cold even on sumers 3 years already (i work in a fish procesor so its always cold) what's wrong?

See an ENT doctor: Vasomotor rhinitis, allergic rhinitis, and other possible conditions may create your symptoms, but cannot make diagnoses without history, physical exam and possible testing. See a good doc now. ...Read more

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I'm 7 weeks pregnant and its like my nose is always stuffy. ... But I still smell everything is this normal.

I'm 7 weeks pregnant and its like my nose is always stuffy. ... But I still smell everything is this normal.

Nasal congestion: The nose is a receptor for hormones, some them can cause nasal congestion during pregnancy. So it is not unusual to have a stuffy nose during pregnancy. Ask your Ob MD what can you take to help. ...Read more

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Doctor's opinion? My nose is always either stuffy or runny, I can't smell things like I used to.?

Doctor's opinion? My nose is always either stuffy or runny, I can't smell things like I used to.?

Allergy: A stuffy, runny nose is most consistent with allergic rhinitis. See an allergist. One other possibility is nasal polyposis. For the latter, consult an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Ever since bad sinus infection 2 yrs ago, nose is always sensitive/stuffy. Often suddenly get stuffy, blow green stuff, then goes away in a day. Why?

Ever since bad sinus infection 2 yrs ago, nose is always sensitive/stuffy. Often suddenly get stuffy, blow green stuff, then goes away in a day. Why?

Allergy or infection: Sometimes sinus infection can trigger nasal allergy. Stuffy nose for 2 years points to allergy and green stuff periodically may be a marker for mild chronic infection. Learn how to treat the cause of allergy than taking antihistamines etc. Visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com ...Read more

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My nose is always running, is it just allergies?

My nose is always running, is it just allergies?

Maybe: Runny nose can be due to several things--allergy, non-allergic rhinitis, the common cold, etc. The best way to determine if allergies are the cause is to see a board-certified allergist to get allergy testing. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my nose is always blocked, should I be worried, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my nose is always blocked, should I be worried, what do you suggest?

Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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Why my nose is always stuffed? I'm not allergic at nothing as far as I know. What could it be?

Why my nose is always stuffed? I'm not allergic at nothing as far as I know. What could it be?

Nose congestion: Nose congestion can be caused by several problems. Even if you don't think you have allergies, you could have them. Other causes of nasal congestion include a deviated nasal septum, enlarged turbinates, nasal deformity, nasal polyps or dry nasal crusts among others. Best way to get to the root of the problem is to see an ENT specialist who can make the right diagnosis and treat the problem. ...Read more

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Why is it that my nose is always red?

Why is it that my nose is always red?

Red nose: If you are forty years old you may be developing rosé act. Check with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What do I do if my nose is always plugged?

What do I do if my nose is always plugged?

Exam: Get a good nasal exam from any doctor willing to actually put a speculum or scope in the nose and look inside the nostrils before reaching for a prescription pad. That's actually a taller order than you think. ...Read more

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What can I do if my nose is always closed and I can'nt breath normally?

See an ENT doctor: An ENT doctor should be able to easily help you. By looking in your nose and taking a good history medical options and if necessary surgical options can be discussed with you. Stay away from over-the-counter decongestant nasal sprays as these will make your nose much much worse. ...Read more

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My nose is always stuffed except for when I am doing vigorous exercise. What could this be?

My nose is always stuffed except for when I am doing vigorous exercise. What could this be?

Vasoconstriction: Vigorous exercise by stimulating the sympathetic nervous system could be constricting the blood vessels in your nose decreasing swelling. It is possible that vitamin c and bioflavanoids might be able to block histamine induced stuffiness when you are not exercising. Look at high histamine in foods as well. ...Read more

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My nose is always semi blocked. I can breathe fully. I don't have cold or anything. What can be wrong? .

My nose is always semi blocked. I can breathe fully. I don't have cold or anything. What can be wrong? .

Some possibilities: Even though you can breathe "fully", that does not mean you could not have blockage higher up in the nose. Some possibilities are deviated septum high up near the middle turbinate, a nasal polyp arising from the lateral wall of the nose protruding into the upper nose. See an ENT doctor for a more specific diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My nose is always dry and when I lay down I can't breath through my nose. As a result my throught is dry and hurts. Why could this happen?

Nose: Could be dryness of your climate from heat or a/c. You may have a deviated septum adding to the dryness or a prominent nasal cycle. Try a saline nasal spray and a humidifer. If its still a problem see an ENT ...Read more

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My daughter is 6years old in her nose is always bleeding is it something I need to be worry of?

My daughter is 6years old in her nose is always bleeding is it something I need to be worry of?

Questions to ask...: The most common reason for nose bleeds at this age is nose picking. I would be concerned if the nose bleeds lasted >20 minutes. This could indicate a clotting problem such as low platelets. Frequent small nose bleeds could mean friable nasal membranes, which could be caused by dry air. Sometimes a little vaseline in nostril can help. See ENT if continues. Might need cautery of fragile blood vessel. ...Read more

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My nose is always red and peeling, and sometimes it hurts to the touch. Any clues as to what this could be?

Skin disorder: You have a skin disorder that needs to be seen make a diagnosis. See dermatologist. ...Read more

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I get bad headaches, nosebleeds and my nose is always cold?

I get bad headaches, nosebleeds and my nose is always cold?

See doctor: Make an appointment with your doctor to get your bloo pressure checked at the same time have your sinuses checked. A post nasal drip from your sinuses can cause nose bleeds as well. ...Read more

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My nose is always really cold. An I constantly am suffering sinus pain & headache. Can my cold nose have anythin to do with it?

My nose is always really cold. An I constantly am suffering sinus pain & headache. Can my cold nose have anythin to do with it?

No: They are not related. Have you considered seeing an allergist for your sinus pain and headache. I have no idea as to why your nose is cold (which would be a good sign for a dog but not human). ...Read more

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I am elergic to dust, and my nose is always stuck so please guide me a proper solution please its been six yrs of continous flu k?

I am elergic to dust, and my nose is always stuck so please guide me a proper solution please its been six yrs of continous flu k?

Dust allergy: The short answer is to see an allergist and get tested to see what you are allergic to. In general there are several things to do - but it comes down to 1- avoidance, 2- medications, and/or 3- immunotherapy. ...Read more

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I have a 7 year old daughter and after any type of sporting activity her face gets deep red but her nose is always stay white. Why is that? Thanks

I have a 7 year old daughter and after any type of sporting activity her face gets deep red but her nose is always stay white. Why is that? Thanks

I must assume...: YOU have the CONDITIONS listed. The head & face are rich with blood vessels. Blood vessels under the skin are the most visible. Many blood vessels dilate during physical activity. In some people (there's an inherited disposition) the face may become noticeable red, especially in those with fair skin. The skin of the nose has fewer vessels than the rest of the face & appears relatively pale. ...Read more

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